Gender: Male Meaning of Carver: "wood carver" Origin of Carver: English

Carver Origin and Meaning

The name Carver is a boy's name of English origin meaning "wood carver".

Carver is an occupational name with an artistic bent, as is the newly arrived Painter, which has a fresher feel than the 1990's Carter. It also has eminent last-name links to botanist and educator George Washington Carver and short story master Raymond Carver.

Carver appears as a character in the R. D. Blackmore classic Lorna Doone.

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Pop Culture References for the name Carver


CarverUpton Says:


With a name like strawberry I think he was just trying to make a dessert.

CarverUpton Says:


I am.... but not really.

CarverUpton Says:


Thank you for your commentary. It's nice to know you find my name creepy.

CarverUpton Says:


Not terribly trendy in my opinion... Been my name for 24 years.

lks1000 Says:


I met a little boy named Carver once and he was so adorable and a really sweet kid

headintheclouds Says:


Carver sounds disturbingly sadistic to me- like a serial killer who enjoys carving up his victims *shudder*. I personally would go with Carter or some other occupational surname ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Lola Says:


Seems a little violent...

strawberrydino Says:


I met a little Carver and all he wanted to do was hit me with a stick ):

marshmallow1207 Says:


This is a family name that I'd love to use one day.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Yeah, it seems surnames and occupational names are trendy. I think Carver is more of a last name.

kitchi1 Says:


Honestly, neither. Trendy, imho.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


What do you think- cool or a little too rough?